Domestic worker rights sought in Colorado |

Domestic worker rights sought in Colorado

DENVER (AP) – Nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers in Colorado don’t have the kind of workplace protections most employees have. That could change if Colorado becomes the second state to enact a domestic workers’ rights measure.

A Colorado organization that advocates for immigrants and low-wage workers is calling for state lawmakers to adopt job protections for domestic workers including time off and minimum wages.

El Centro Humanitario says most domestic workers don’t receive overtime pay. The organization also says domestic workers are subject to employer abuse, sexual harassment and late paychecks.

New York state this year approved the nation’s first domestic workers’ rights measure. It took effect on Tuesday.

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